Non Surgical Decompression

What is Spinal Decompression Therapy??

Spinal decompression is the distraction of one vertebrae from another, leading to increased space for the disc to occupy.  The decreased disc pressure creates a vacuum effect, literally sucking the disc herniation back into place. 

It also increases blood supply to the injured area, increasing healing capacity.

What conditions can be treated?

  • Pinched nerves in the neck and low back
  • Low back facet syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Herniated disc pain
  • Pain due to low back disc bulges

How does Spinal Decompression work?

For Inflammatory joint conditions, decompression eases compression on the inflamed facet joints. 

In disc pathology cases, the negative pressure within the disc attracts oxygen, blood flow and nutrition to the injured site, healing it.

How does Spinal Decompression Differ from Conventional Spinal Traction?

Conventional spinal traction involves a continuous, uniform distraction force often resulting in muscle spasm.  Spinal decompression involves numerous, customized computer generated distraction and relaxation cycles which is much safer.

How effective is Spinal Decompression Therapy?

Research shows that spinal decompression therapy reduces pain significantly in over 80% of cases.

How many treatments are required?

All treatment plans are customized.  Generally, facet syndromes require 10 treatments and patients with disc pathology require 20 treatments. 

When is Spinal Decompression Contradicted?

Spinal decompression cannot be used on patients with the following conditions:

  • Pregnancy
  • Aneurysms or cancer
  • Lumbar fusion
  • Spondylolisthesis